Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 16, 1951 · Page 9
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TEUfPFRylTfTlIf? I Saturday—high 81; low 63. } Rainfall—.20 inch. Sunday—High 83; low 62. Last night's low—65. Rainfall—,20 inch. Airport noon temperature, 88. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER VOLUME XXXI—NO. 221 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS—MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1951 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS: Mqg^ ly loir and continUMl mm m night and Tumdoy. Rlik scattered showers in t i ^fiNlt northwest Tuesday. Lofw tNili night 62 to 65. High TuMtfM ^ 86 to 92. / 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER AMERICANS WIN BIG AIR BATTLES SIMS FARM HAND BEATEN TO DEATH WoyneCounty Man Known OS Elmer Merrick and Doc White is Victim of Clubbing. RUSSIAN DANCER TAKING CURTAIN CALL IN ITALY WORKER FROM GEFF ACCUSED Murder Charge to Be Filed Against Jennings Simmons. Soy White Clubbed as he Slept. By Aisociated Prtis FAIRFIELD, 111., June 18.—A Wayne county farm hand known as Doc WhitR. 50, was clubbed to death in his bod early today. Acting State's Attorney Willian' Pearce said he was preparing y murder charge against a fellow farm worker, Jennings Simmons of Geff. Pearce said tlie charge would . be filed before a police magistrate • before noon. Sheriff Elmer Brown said earlier that Frank Johnson, owner of the farm on which the slaying occurred, had called him about 2 a.m. Brown quoted the farm owner as saying Simmons returned to :he farm apparently into.xicated ind clubbed White as he slept. Johnson said he told Simmons. "My God, .ilied him," and Sirnmons waU'^d out. The sheriff 9^ found him on > ground near the Johnson said he knew of no differences between the men. White came to the farm near Sims, 111., three weeks ago, and Simmons two weeks ago. The scene of the slaying was two miles southeast of Sims where the three men, Johnson, Simmons and White lived on the farm Johnson operated. ^ The body of the victim was re^ moved to the Combs Funeral Home in Wayne City. No funeral arrangements have been made. Coroner Jim Colbert of Fairfield will hold an inquest. At the funeral home it was reported that Mr. White was also known as Elmer Herrick. Richard Whitsell, , Mt. V. Soldier, Is Wounded in Korea Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Whitsell of RFD 6, Mt. Vernon, have been notified that their' son. Pvt. Richard Ray Whitsell, has been wounded in action in Korea. No details were received concerning the seriousness of his wounds. Pvt. Whitsell was inducted into ^ the service November 28, 1950 and received his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He sailed for Korea on April 13, 1950. His address is: Pvt. Richard Ray Whitsell, US 55058945, c,o Medical Holding Detachment, 141st General Hospital, A.P.O. 1005, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif. ^15,000 Bond Issue • For Bethel School Defeated,! 09 to 15 A $15,000 bond issue proposal, for construction of an addition to the Bethel grade school, south of Mt. Vernon, was defeated by an overwhelming ma.iority Saturday. Voters of school district 82 went to the polls and turned down the proposed bond issue by a vote of 1^ 109 to 15. The bonds would have been used for constructing two additional rooms to the present school building. Two Killed in U.S. Havana Embassy By Associated Press HAVANA, Cuba, June 18 ~ A U. S. Marine Guard and a .ianitor were found shot to death today in the U. S. Emba,ssy. The Embassy said. Cuban authorities are investigating, but gave no clues as to what caused the shootings, other than saying there were no indications of attempted robbery. The Embassy is in the Horter Building on Obispo street in downtown Havana. The janitor, Agustih Fe^n£^ndez, has been employed there more than 20 years. . The Marine Guard, a Sergeant was not identified pending notification of his relatives. The bodies were found in one of tKfe Embassy offices. U. S. EXPLOSIVE POWER EXCEEDS COMBINED BLASTS OF 700 YEARS If Russia Chooses War, America Could Unleash Destruction on Soviet Cities and Armies Frightful Beyond Comprehension. Only Way to Make Reds Understand Might Be Sample A-Bomb in Korea. Russian ballet dancer Galina Planov answers one of nine curtain calls after her performance at the Municipal Theater, Florence, Italy, June 14. Four times a Stalin prize winner, the 44-year-old Ulanov earned a triumphant applause for her interpretations of fome well-known ballets inclii4ing "The Death of \ ISwuitT she is one of a party of 12 Soviet entertainers appearing: at the festival in Florence. ' — CAP VVIREPHOTO—SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER-NEWS) PLAN TO SPEED END OF HEARING ON MACARTHUR Vote to Call Only Four More Witnesses Before Committee. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 18.—The Senate's MacArthur Inquiry Committee voted unanimously today to iiear only four more witnesses and to close the investigation "at the earliest possible date," Chairman Russell (D-Ga) told a news conference the inquiry may end this week or by the middle of next week at the latest. The committee decided to call these additional witnesses: Patrick J. Hurley, former ambassador to China. Maj. Gen. Emmet O'Donnell, former commander of the U. S. Strategic Bombing Force in the Far East.. Maj. Gen. David C. Barr, former commander of the U. S. 7th Division in Korea and one-time chief of a U. ' S. military mission to China. Vice Adm. Oscar Badger, former U..S. naval commander in the Far East. , In addition to these four witnesses, it is possible Gen. Douglas MacArthur may testify again. The committee has invited MacArthur to take the witness chair again if he cares to reply to any of the testimony the committee has heard since the inquiry started May 3. It appeared, too, that in any event there would be majority and minority views from the combined Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees. SALEM MAN lOWNS TRYING Robert jMm IS Victims- Four Drowning D^thi in State. By Associated Press SALEM, 111., June 18—A candy company truck driver, drowned last night in an effort to save a nine-year-old girl who waded into deep water trying to retrieve a fishing pole. The victim was Robert Tadlock, 35, of Salem, employe of a Centralia company. Salem firemen worked over him for an hour before he was pronounced dead. The girl, Donna Jean Heisland, of Mattoon, was rescued by her uncle, Ernest Brubaker, who was too exhausted to reach the drowning man in time. All three were members of a party visiting a farm pond north of Tonti in Marion county on an outing. FOUR DROWNING DEATHS By Associated Press CHICAGO, June 18—Four persons drown in Illinois during the weekend and today. Robert Tadlock, 35, of Salem drown Sunday night in an effort to save a nine-year-old girl who stepped into a deep hole trying to retrieve a fishing pole. A member of a fishing party was drowned Saturday night when a boat overturned in Wilcox Lake, northwest of Chandlerville, (Cass county). The man who drowned was Leslie W. Stewart, 34 of Springfield. Other members of the By Asioelated Press WASHINGTON, June 18 — Military planners say the U. S. Air Force now has available to it explosive power greater than all the explosions from the invention of gunpowder to the atomic attack on Hiroshima. These officials, who may not be named, told a reporter today that if the Soviets choose war, the U. S. can hurl down on Russian cities, people and Armies destruction frightful beyond comiM -ehension. Unfortunately, only a relatively few men, none of them Russian, understand the power the U. S. has shaped into its atomic weapons, air force and sea service. Nor does there seem a way, except for the politically dangerous demonstration of dropping a sample bomb on the Communist enemy in Korea, to convince Russia of this power of retaliation. American officials, from the highest levels down, have been speaking publicly for five years of the "deterrent" effect of the atomic bomb on Russian aggression plans. Because the phrase has been used so often, with so little elaboration, its meaning has worn thin. Moraover, it is quite likely the phrase came into existence before the real power was attained. But now officials who make the statement aren't bluffing the Russians. They are telling them. Military men who must make the plans for any retaliation say the U. S. Strategic Air Command now has available explosive power, greater than all the man-made blasts before Hiroshima, in 1945. This means that packed into the nuclear fission weapons now in arsenals or on production lines is. the total force of all the bombs, shells and bullets fired in World War II and the procession of other conflicts back through some 700 years or more. That force can be delivered now, againist one country, ,in a matter of only hours or days if the military planners are correct in their estimate. Would Obliterate Targets Responsible airmen do not say this instant retaliation with atomic weapons would produce instant capitulation of Russia. But they do believe obliteration of key Russian government and industrial targets and destruction,of industrial manpower would so shatter the war- making system of Russia as to make her helpless to stop advancing Allied Armies and Navies. Significantly, the sober, serious, behind-doors talk among military men of the vastly enhanced destructive power in American hands has come within fairly recent months. Russia Has A-Bombs Equally significant is the fact these men are wholly cognizant of Russia's own success in producing at least one atomic explosion and the probability that she now is manufacturing bombs. Military leaders have warned publicly that the United States should expect that some Soviet bombers would get through the defenses and drop some bombs on American cities. But it is apparent they believe the measure that would be paid back 14 TRAFFIC FATALITIES IN lUINOIS Three Negroes in Parked Car Killed in Belleville Accident. COPS BATTLE GUNMAN IN FRENCH DF^TRflY A QUARTER UWinWI 0 MIG JETS, DAMAGE 8 Outnuinb«rad Yonkf Win BottUt Involving 118 PlonM ot MIGt R«tuni to Korto. (Continued on P»«* Two) GERMAN SOLDIER BURIED ALIVE 6 YEARS IN FOOD WAREHOUSE By Associated Priiss WARSAW, Poland, June 18. — The weird story of a German soldier buried alive for six years unfolded today. Reliable sources said the soldier, identified only as a 32-year- old Berliner, is in a hospital being ti'eated for blindness which resulted from entombment since 1945 in a .sealed-off Wehrmacht underground food warehouse. Authorities concerned,, with the case were reluctant to talk, but truhtworthy informants gave the following account: The buried man emerged from his trap near the seaport of Gdynia recently with a knee-length beard and hair hanging down to his ankles. Frightened Poles ran when they saw him. Anotljer German, who had also been buried fell dead of a heart attack when he came into daylieht. The two, with tour comrades, had been trapped in the food bunker when retreating Germans dynamited the entrance to prevent advancing Russians from entering. The six soldiers had sneaked in to pilfer supplies. Candles Used Up There were plentiful supplies of food, wine, tobacco and other stores. A hoard of candles lasted until iwn years ago. Since then the sui\ivors had lived in total darkness. Water for drinking seeped through cracks in the reinforced concrete, The men washed in liquor. Shortly after entombment one of the soldiers committed suicide, another took his own life a few weeks later and two others died of illness. Their bodies were buried in flour which mumified them. How the two survivors finally escaped wa.s not explained. There wer« no tools in the bunker. By Associated Press Weekend traffic accidents in Illinois claimed at least 14 lives. Included in the fatalities were three Negroes who burned to death when their parked automobile was struck by another auto near Belleville and a horseman who was struck by a car near Joliet. Six persons wer^ killed in the Chicago area. A survey of the state showed the following traffic deaths during hte weekend: BELLEVILLE — The gasoline tank of a parked car exploded when it was struck by a parked car Sunday and three Negro occupants of the parked vehicle died in the fire. Dead were Pfc. JosepHLara, 21, of Scott Air Force Base. 111., and Edna Eury and Vera Ball, both 16, of St. Louis. Pvt. Arthur Richardson, 20, Negro, also of Sqott Air Base, suffered serious burns. St. Clair county sheriff's deputies said the accident occurred five miles west of Belleville.;, Thiey said Richardson's car Was struck by one driven by Pvt. ArthOr Jean of Scott Air Base. A member of the New Orleans police department fires a round of shots into an apartment In the French Quarter in an effort to subdue a gunman who stabbed a night club dancer and wounded a policeman in an hour-long battle. The police finally brought out the gunman, Identified as Donald ]L«e Wear, 32, no address, with tear and nausea gas. —(ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREPHOTO) MOUNT CARMEL JET ACE DOWNS TWO RED PLANES L't. Ralph B. Gibson Knocks Down Two Migs in Dog Fights on Northwestern Korean Border; Already Had One Probably Destroyed and One Red Plane Damaged to His Credit. (Cvntinwed an Pat* Twa) Small Child Takes Wild Auto Ride On Front Bumper By Associated Press JOLIET. 111., June 18 — Four- year-old Patricia Frazcr went for a 10-milc, mile-a-minute ride into Joliet on the bumper of an automobile Saturday. Then, she announced "no rriore rides." Patricia's sister, Helen, 17, of Plainfield, told newsmen about the wild ride." Ed Bond, 25, also of Plainfield, and Helen, planned to make a fast trip in his car to Joliet before the stores closed at 5 p. m. Patricia wanted to "go for a ride," too, but was told "not today." Bond started the car. Both he and Miss Frazcr thought Patricia had gone into the Jiouse. On some stretches of route 30, Bond said he drove at a 60-mile-an hour clip. He and Miss Frazei' paid no attention 1o the honking horns and flashing lights of approaching cars. Finally, Skip Russell, 19, a Plainfield high school athlete, overtook the Bond car in his automobile and pleaded with him to pull over to a stop. "Do you know there is a child riding on your front bumper?" Russell asked the astounded couple. Patricia scrambled from the bumper unhurt, then told her sister: "I'm not going on any more auto ridM." JOLIET — William Muhich, 17, of Joliet was killed Saturday when the horse he was riding and an automobile collided on U. S. 66A, five miles south of Joliet. SPRINGFIELD — Albert P. Spradying, 46, of Carbondale, 111., was fatally injured Friday night in an auto collision on U. S. 66, seven miles north of Springfield. His automobile and one driven by Mrs. Shirley Pizer of Peoria col- Kded head-on. Mrs. Pizer is in serious condition in a Springfield hospital. • CHICAGO — Six persons were killed in the Chicago area in traffic accidents during the weekend. The deaths included: Six- months-old Bonnie Lou Gage, v/ho was thrown from her mother's arms when two automobiles collided near Des Plaines Friday night. She was an occupant of a car driven by her father, Louis, 27, whose vehicle collided with one driven by William Zavodny, 25, of Chicago. Paul Holic, Jr., 27, a Chicago truck driver, was fatally injured Friday night in a two-car collision at 16th and Loomis streets. . Orson Corfield, 24, of Chicago was killed Sunday when he lost control of his auto and was thrown to the ground when it swerved off the pavement near Lake Calumet. The car plunged into the lake. A collision with a cement mixer and the motor scooters that John Kauts, 31, of North Lake City, 111., was operating, caused his death Friday at Marmora and Grand Avenues. Thomas Lysek, 60, of Cicero was fatally injured Sunday when he was struck by an automobile while walking in Lincolnwood. Bedford Park police reported Sunday night Ignatius Mertar, .34, of Chicago was killed in an auto­ truck collision at 107th street and 7. By Associated Press U.S. FIFTH AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS, Korea, June 18. — Allied warplanes today destroyed five Communist MIG-15 jets in a swirling battle high over northern Korea. Two other Russian-made MIGs were damaged. Later Monday, 16 MIGs made hit-and-run passes at four F-86 Sabre jets just south of the Manchurian border. • After firing from extremely long range, the Reds went into diving turns that carried them back across the Yalu river to safety. There was no damage to either side. The first battle was fought this morning between 33 Sabre jets and 40 MIGs. It was the second straight day of large-scale air fighting near the northwestern Korean boundary. One MIG was destroyed and six damaged yesterday. All Allied planes returned safely. Not since April 22, when four MIGs were destroyed and four damaged, had the Air Force inflicted such a toll on the Reds. Mt. Carmel Ace Lt. Ralph B. Gibson, Mt. Carmel, 111., was credited with two MIGs destroyed. The streaking jet planes tangled in dog fights from 28,000 feet down to low levels. The battle was six miles east of Sinuiju, on the northwestern Korean border. Today's battle brought individual records of two destroyed, one probably destroyed and one damaged by Gibson So far 37 MIGs have been shot down, six probably destroyed and five damaged by the fourth fighter interceptor wing. PLANE CRASH IN JAPAN TAKES TWEj^E LIVES Novy Petrol Croft Hits Mountain in Tokeoff Accident. ao SHIPS TIED UP BY STRIKE OF ClOSEAMEN Union Demanding 40 - Hour Week at Sea and 35 Percent Roise. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 18.—The navy today announced the death of 12 officers and men in a plane crash in Japan last Friday. The plane, a PBM-Mariner patrol craft, crashed into a mountainside shortly after the takeoff in the early morning darkness. The navy said the cause of the accident was not known. The dead and their next of kin included: Airman Ignatius T. Martinez, brother of Mr. Elias Martinez, 900 Illinois St., Lemont, 111.; and aviation machinists mate Dwight E. Asby, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oran Lincoln Asby, 708 north Lincoln street, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. ASHKUM — Gaines Douglas Carter, 21, a sailor of Chicago, was killed Satui-day when the car in which he was riding slipped off U.S. Route 45 near Ashkum and overturned. Carter was stationed at the Memphis Naval Air Station. CHAMPAIGN — Charges F. Startzman, 81, of National City, Calif;, was cru.shed to death Friday night when the auto he was riding in rolled on lop of him after Startzman fell out. His wife was driving the car which overturned when a tire blew out. The accident occurred on State Highway 136 four miles east of Rantoul, 1^11. CARNEY NAIVIED COMMANDER siajd patepossy PARIS, June 18.—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower announced today the appointment of U. S. Admiral Robert B. Carnes as commander in chief of Allied forces in southern £urop«. 532 WAR CASUALTIES By Associated Press WASHINGTON. June 18.— The Defense Department today identified 532 more casualties in Korea. A new list (No 331) reported 67 killed, 366 wounded, 79 missing in action, three prisonei-s of war, one death from injuries and 16 injured. INDICATIONS OF NEW RED DRIVi Reappeorance of Rfd J«ff Coincides With Appoor^ once off More Chinttf Troops on Front. By Associated Press NEW YORK, June 18.— The CIO National Maritime Union claimed today that about 80 ships that should be on the high seas were "sitting still" in port as a result of labor disputes that tied up every major waterfront in the nation. An NMU spokesman said the 80 included ships at Galveston, Houston,' New Orleans, Port Arthur and other gulf and east coast ports. Sailing of the American export liner Elmira Victory for Trieste was cancelled today, the first ship in the port of New York to be affected. Two other American export ships, the Exbrook and Exermont, are scheduled to sail tomorrow, but line officials said it was doubtful whether they \('ould be able to leave. Meantime, federal mediators charted, new efforts to settle the no-contract, no-work disputes. But there was no early indi- •y AtMai«M Presa TOKYO, June 18. — Outnumbered American Sabre jets dstroyed six Russian-type jeta and damaged eight others in two big air battles over Korea yestei^ day and today: A total of 118 planes were ln> volved in the sudden revival ef jet warfare. Sixteen Red jets made a third stab at four Sabre jets. Monday afternoon—but kept at a safe distance. They fired twice on th« F-86s, then streaked across the Yalu river into the safety of Manchuria. All American planes returned safely, Far East Air Forces said. New Red Offenrive L'OBalMe Reappearance of the Red jett'. into force colncidecl with indications the Chinese may be preparing a new ground offensive. Red troops - suddenly appeared ui territory they had previously deserted. Replacements steadily filtered down from the north fw holding troops along the front.- Fierce Red defenses checlced Allied moves in the center of the line. But Allied patrols Monday drove more than three miles into Red territory in the west and gained slightly over a mile in the east. Two U. N, armored tank patrols rumbled up the west side of the former Red "Iron Triangle," shooting at small communist bands on the way. Another armored patrol trying to push up the east side from Kumhwa wo forced back by road mines and mortar fire. Small fights broke out all along the west and center. A briefing officer said Reds were still fighting a delaying type of warfare. In the east, North Korean mia- chinegun fire tlu-ee times drove U., S. troops back from a conW manding ridgeline,; but Reds suddenly abandoned another ridge for which they had fought fiercely Sunday. Fighter-bombers raked every strong point as the Fifth Air Force mounted 400 sorties in daylight Monday, including the jet flights along the northwestern Korean border. MIOS Show Fight F-86 pilots reported the Red jets showed more fight than ever before in the two aur battles. Tti9 fight was gone in the later, long­ distance pass. The two jet battles flared suddenly after a long ItilL Monday's was the bigger and took the heaviest toll of the Reds five destroyed and two dam (Continued en Pata Twa) WOODLAWN BOY, 11, SAVES LIFE OF HIS EIGHT-YEAR-OLD SISTER The quick-thinking and brave action of an 11-year-old Woodlawn boy was credited tpday with saving the life of his eight-year-old sister. Jimmie, age 11, and Stanlea, aige 8, children of J. W. and Zelma Coates, were cleaning paint brushes in a garage on their farm home near Woodlawn. It was Stanlea's birthday. Suddenly a can containing a small amount of .gasolme, held by the iittie girl, burst intoHuBMi Md threw flaming gasoline over the lower part of her clothes. She ran screaming. Jimmie, ignoring pereonal danger, ran her down and, with his bare hands, quicicjy put out the fire. He was credited with saVing his sister from at least serious burns and possibly her life. Jimmie suffered burns to his hands. Stanlea suffered a serious burn on OMt em. aged. It was the biggest bag in two months. Thirty-three Sabre jets battled with 40 MIGS from 28,000 feet down to tree top level. Sunday's air fight was between 20 American jets and 25 Reds. One MIG was reported shot down and six damaged. Both battles were fought near the Manchurian border in MIG alley—site of all previous jet eil^ gagements. The ground war moved over familiar territory, but stirred up strong Red resistance in unexpected spots. In the center five Allied patrols were turned back by strong Red fire. Only gains reported Sunday were in the east where front dispatches said Allies captured key heights on a push tow^ard a "strategic assembly area." The United Nations shoved a powerful task force across the Imjin river in the west, probing a reported communist bulklup area. The task force fought throu|^ Red screening troops, but fatkd to contact the main body. The push carried the Allies serosp tbe 38th parallel in tile Kdraynoo area, due nortts^SwHil Oil /vttf lagging west niSmd the Alttsd advance. •. • Chinese showed incressiMT «t> sistance, and appemnd in numbers, all ahmg this flMllg, reaching up to Chorwon •t.*'^" southwest corner of the '—^ angle. .. r.- MAC MAcm mm B« AtMaiatMl l>f«M NEW YORK. June It Douglas MacArtikur ti New York Oty ,«fter »; trip to Terns, a ' as short but d turned with Mt

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